Have you been suffering through power outages in your Florida home every time severe weather hits? When the municipal electric grid goes down, it’s more than inconvenient. It can cause safety issues, like tripping and falling over objects due to lack of light and extreme heat inside your home. If you want to improve your safety during a power outage and prevent losing all the food in your refrigerators and freezers, now may be the time to get a whole-house power generator. A backup generator for your home can help keep your lights, refrigerator and even your cooling operational when the municipal electric grid is down.
1. Better Safety for Your Home
If you’re debating between a portable generator and a whole-house generator that’s connected to your home’s electrical system, you may be surprised to find out that the whole-house generator is safer. That’s because it’s connected to an existing gas line, so rather than having to fill the portable generator every few hours with gas, the generator is fueled by the natural gas flowing through the pipe. Whole-house generators also don’t release dangerous fumes containing carbon monoxide.
2. More Efficient and Convenient than a Portable Generator
Whole-house generators are more efficient than portable generators. Because they’re fueled via a gas line, they don’t stop when they run out of fuel. This means you do not have to run to the gas station, assuming your station still has gas that they can sell to you and power to operate the pumps, and you’re not subject to the rapid gas price increases that typically happen during a severe storm and its aftermath.
3. Easy Activation in a Grid-Down Situation
Whole-House generators can be installed to operate automatically or with the flip of a single switch. This means that you do not have to connect the generator to the home, fill it with gas and start it. There’s also nearly no delay, which means the food in your refrigerators and freezers will say cold and/or frozen, reducing the likelihood that you’ll need to spend money replacing your groceries.
4. Can Be Sized to Power Everything
Whole-house generators can be sized to power everything in your home, including your lights, computers, electronics, refrigerator, washer, dryer and even your heating and cooling system. This means that while the main electric grid may be down, you’ll be able to go about your day as normal. Whole-house generators are also designed to run for as long as you need them.
Installing a Whole-House Power Generator with Help from Luminous Electric in Florida
If you need a whole-house generator for your home to help ensure that your home stays powered even when the electric grid goes down, contact our team at Luminous Electric in Florida. We install whole-house generators that can improve your comfort and safety as well as give you peace of mind.